from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hardy wheat (Triticum turgidum, formerly T. durum) used chiefly in making pasta.
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- n. A hard variety of wheat, Triticum turgidum or Triticum durum, whose flour is used to make pasta and bread.
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- n. wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America
From Latin dūrum, neuter of dūrus, hard; see deru- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)